Assessor Mentoring - City of Portland Home Energy Score

Mandatory for participating assessors of the City of Portland’s Home Energy Score program.

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As required by US DOE, home energy assessors must schedule and score their first home accompanied by a mentor designated by Earth Advantage. The home where the mentoring session takes place will receive a City of Portland Home Energy Score and Report.


Must have ALREADY completed the following steps:
  • Complete STEP 1. Obtain and verify qualifying US DOE credentials.
  • Complete STEP 2. Complete Home Energy Score Simulation training.
  • Complete STEP 3. Obtain and verify home energy assessor CCB certificate.
  • Complete STEP 4. Complete the home energy assessor participation agreement
  • Complete STEP 5: Attend mandatory orientation.
  • Locate a home to use for mentoring session. Home must be in City of Portland jurisdiction and 2500 sf or less.
What to Bring:
  • Rain jacket and layers for outside data collection
  • Clothing for crawlspaces - e.g. coveralls
  • Clipboard
  • Pencil/pen
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Booties (optional)
  • Laptop or Tablet (Please bring the tool that will be used to generate a home energy score) 
Questions? Contact us at or (503) 468-3482

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When & Where
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Time: TBD. Mentor will contact mentee to schedule session date/time.

Location: TBD. The mentee will find the home to score for mentoring. Home must be in City of Portland jurisdiction.

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
None Available

Course Fee
$150 | General admission

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Home Inspectors, Raters/Verifiers

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MacKenzie Winchel
MacKenzie Winchel: MacKenzie is a project manager and quality assurance provider for energy scoring programs throughout the US. She is managing the onboarding and quality assurance of assessors in the Portland Home Energy Score program. MacKenzie is certified as a US Department of Energy Home Energy Score Mentor and QA Provider. Her experience includes project management on Home Energy Score program implementation, energy label development, Simulation Training and Test, quality assurance and data analysis for multiple energy scoring programs.


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